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Group Structure

LANXESS business activities are divided into 10 operational business units grouped into five segments: Advanced Industrial Intermediates, Specialty Additives, Performance Chemicals and Engineering Materials.These business units are supported by group functions. A group function has an advisory role in relation to the business units.


Matthias Zachert, Chairman of the Board of Management
Dr. Rainier van Roessel, Member of the Board
Michael Pontzen, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Dr. Hubert Fink, Member of the Board
Dr. Anno  Borkowsky, Member of the Board



Matthias Zachert:

  • Corporate Communications
  • Corporate Development
  • Legal & Compliance
  • dLX
  • Executive Human Resources 

Dr. Hubert Fink:

  • Global Procurement & Logistics
  • Production, Technology, Safety & Environment
  • Business Units: Advanced Industrial Intermediates, Saltigo, High Performance Materials, Urethane Systems

Michael Pontzen:

  • Accounting
  • Corporate Controlling
  • Information Technology
  • Mergers & Acquisitions 
  • Tax & Trade Compliance
  • Treasury & Investor Relations


Dr. Rainier van Roessel:

  • Human Resources
  • Business Units: Inorganic Pigments, Liquid Purification Technologies, Leather, Material Protection Products, Rhein Chemie Additives


Dr. Anno Borkowsky:

  • Business Units: Lubricant Additives Business, Polymer Additives Business, Rhein Chemie